About the Book
I enjoy people watching, and if you are anything like me, this city is the best place to be.
Street Views of New York is not only a representation of my visual impressions of New York and its special places, it’s also a record of the ambition and zest of New Yorkers. Living in New York is unlike living anywhere else. The city is a microcosm of the world with neighborhoods so intimate you feel right at home. New Yorkers, whether by choice or by birth, are passionate about their city and embrace its character from tenement to brownstone to glass-and-steel glitz. For behind it all are the people and the stories that connect them all.
Meet Kate, the musician who bewitches everyone with her incredible voice. Or Gino, who came by ship in the sixties with no ambition but to be with the love of his life. Meet Nate, the dog whisperer, who came for a blind date and stayed. Liz, who knows everyone and is someone you must know, if you are interested in the culture or history of the Village. Meet Gina, investment banker and New Yorker at heart. And Lisa, my stylist, who inspires with her creativity. And finally, meet Esther, who created the “Townhouse Gallery,” which supports talented and penniless artists, as her Mum’s legacy.
These are the people that make New York so lovable. To me!
Silke Haagen is journalist and book author. She has created numerous TV reports and documentaries for various broadcasting companies in Germany. Her reporting is always focused on the subjective perspectives of her protagonists and their authentic point of view. Silke’s passion for photography and storytelling was the inspiration for her books, honest and full of atmosphere. She lives in New York, USA with her husband and two children.